Byron 21st Century
But Nelson isn’t the first of his bloodline involved in the cigar world. Those roots go back to the mid-19th century and two cousins. These cousins owned a humble cigar factory on the outskirts of Havana with 12 employees. During this time, there was great demand in the United States and the United Kingdom for premium cigars. As a marketing technique, brands would often use Anglo-American names for various brands. These cousins created the Lord Byron brand, named after the famous English poet. The sticks were a hit. So much so that the cousins outgrew their small factory, and the family enjoyed success for generations.
Ricardo Alfonzo, a grandson of one of the cousins, eventually ran the company and unfortunately ran into a series of financial hardships. As a result, he had no choice but to sell the Lord Byron brand. Around 90 years later, his great-grandson, Nelson Alfonso, brought the brand back to the family in the form of the Byron 21st Century cigars. He utilized similar artwork as the originals, which adds a sense of history and honor to the cigar.
At the heart of the Byron 21st Century cigar is a part Dominican, part undisclosed filler blend. The binder is Dominican, and the wrapper is Ecuadorian Connecticut. The result is bread, cedar, pepper, and tobacco notes.
Please enjoy Byron 21st Century cigars at your leisure.
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Byron 21st Century FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Bread, cedar, pepper, tobacco.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Experienced smokers looking for a medium-full ride and/or cigar history buffs.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
The United Cigars Byron 21st Century cigar is a flavor-packed smoke all the way to the end. We think you’ll savor every second.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Pour some Moose Grub Beer Bread Mix by Huckleberry People. It’ll pair well with the bread note.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
If you’re up to it, smoke one to honor a long-lost ancestor.
Only if there isn’t a second waiting in your humidor for next time.